Fri, 6 April 2018
If you are one who is ready to watch Ready Player One (again), you’re gonna be egg-static about this episode of TechnoRetro Dads as shazbazzar and JediShua as all the signs combine to form the number six — but not for Sixers. Or are they? Dive in to the deep well of wonder as we enter a world of pure imagination with Ernest Cline, Steven Spielberg, and James Halliday in the audio-only version of the OASIS called “Active Unlimited Dive Into Our Open Nostalgic Liquid Youth” (also called TechnoRetro Dads).
In the NEWS
Monty Python (there are six of them, you know, but that’s not important right now) are coming to Netflix in U.K. and CAN next week. We’ll get it later. Shane in GR suggests you #ChillYourPothole with a big breakfast on the road…literally on the road. The extended version of Superman is playing at select Alamo Draft House Theaters and 2001: A Space Odyssey is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in theaters this year. The Ready Player One soundtrack is available, and so are the tunes from various artists digitally.
We Love Our Cereal…
…and unicorns, too. If you can find the elusive cereal that’s nearly as rare as unicorns themselves, you can make some fun concoctions as suggested by CheatSheet.com.
It’s not Galaxian. It’s not Galaxian II. It’s Galaga, the natural evolution of a game filled with space bugs that shoot, dive-bomb, and even capture your defense fleet starship in this much-beloved game played by David Lightman and recognized by Tony Stark from across a computer-filled room. JediShua promises to help shazbazzar achieve a perfect score in the bonus round next time they go to the arcade together.
Ready Player One
We’ve been waiting a long time for this. Longer than there’ve been fishes in the ocean. Well, not really, but longer than TechnoRetro Dads have been on-the-air, shazbazzar and JediShua have been waiting for Ready Player One to make its way to theaters. And we weren’t disappointed at all. Neither were you, EarBuds. The TechnoRetro novel became a TechnoRetro movie and we’re totally #TechnoRetro about the whole thing — except for glitches in theaters from time-to-time. Steven Spielberg hits a home run with this film adaptation of James Halliday’s Egg Hunt. EarBuds Kermmit the Frog, James Burns, Obi-Roth Kenobi, T-Bird, JunkMan, Tony Soehner of Nerds Gallery podcast, and families all contribute to our initial post-screening discussion of Ready Player One. With just 10 minutes of (announced) spoilers, you can listen to almost the whole conversation without being spoiled (if you haven’t yet seen Ready Player One in theaters). But the discussion isn’t enough for EarBuds; if you haven’t seen the movie, yet, gather your party and head down to the theater to check it out time and time again. PLUS: the grand prize winner of the TechnoRetro Dads EggHunt is revealed!
Jeff Baucom gets into the discussion of movies Star Wars influenced, inspiring ideas for more Star Wars Aftershocks. Jonathan Bell suggests watching The Theory of Everything starring James Halliday as Stephen Hawking. John Schepler pops off with news about Funko Cereal Pops. Ted Adam Green adds to the cereal news with pics snack bags of Cap’n Crunch. Adam O’Brien compares Clint Eastwood with Harrison Ford in a truly TechnoRetro matchup. Chris from Arvada calls in with his excitement about Ready Player One, Cereal Box, Inc., and his own recipes for cereal mixes. PLUS: Chris remembers the TRON/WarGames mashup from TRON: Decoding the Grid from a few years back. If you’re interested in what he’s talking about, check it out here.
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